According to Roger Goldberg, Medical Doctor and Director of Urogynecology research at the University of Chicago NorthShore University HealthSystem, “Even a seemingly uneventful pregnancy and delivery can change urinary control for up to 50 percent of women.”
The fact of the matter is giving birth is hard work. Your vaginal canal and pelvic floor muscles are put under a lot of strain, so it is not surprising that urinary incontinence (referred to as “the spritz” in marketing commercials) and pelvic floor pain are common ailments after pregnancy.
How can you help your weakened muscles?
Many doctors, midwives and doulas now recommend new moms consider working with a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist can develop a rehabilitation program that puts an emphasis on overall health and nutrition, along with an individualized home exercise program.
To learn more about urinary incontinence and how physio can help, please visit http://physiocanhelp.ca/symptoms-conditions/incontinence/
Connect With Ottawa’s Life Therapies Team
To connect with the team at Life Therapies and find out how physiotherapy can help with urinary incontinence, please reach out by calling the clinic or emailing us.